World War II drama about covert organization Lifeline helping allied airmen escape after being shot down in occupied Europe and working with the Resistance hiding from the Gestapo.
Last Episode03x13 The Execution Aired: Dec. 15, 1979
Kessler, still posing under an alias, and Reinhardt find themselves interred in the same prison camp for German officers. Kessler learns that …
Series Fun Facts
- Gerald Glaister pitched the series to the Controller of BBC1 when he shared a lift with him at the BBC Headquarters. By the time the lift reached the Controller's floor, Glaister had himself a deal.
- The BBC was dissatisfied with the final (43rd) episode, possibly due to its polemical tone, and claimed it had been unable to complete the editing due to ongoing disputes with the…
[show]The BBC was dissatisfied with the final (43rd) episode, possibly due to its polemical tone, and claimed it had been unable to complete the editing due to ongoing disputes with the broadcasting unions. According to the BBC documentary Shelved, broadcast by Radio 4 on 12-12-09, this was at best disingenuous and in fact the script's leaden anti-communist theme was felt to be at odds with the series' previously subtle characterization. None of the cast members interviewed for that programme were now in favor of it being released.
- Series creator Gerald Glaister served as an RAF pilot during the Second World War and survived over 100 sorties over enemy lines.